ESIC Tax Offset

ESIC Tax Offset

Obtaining the ESIC status for startups and the
ESIC tax offset for investors to help
boost innovation.

ESIC Tax Offsets to help with
your venture’s investibility.

What is ESIC?

Established in 2015 as part of the “Ideas Boom” movement, the ESIC tax incentive was designed to boost local investment towards innovative companies. Having ESIC status amongst a pool of other investible companies can make the difference towards a successful fundraise.

What are the main benefits for ESIC Investors?

The main drawcards for qualifying investors include:

non-refundable carry forward tax offsets equal to 20% of the amount paid for up to $1m in qualifying investment.

reduced capital gains tax (CGT) treatment, where capital gains on qualifying shares that are continuously held for at least 12 months and less than ten years may be disregarded.

esic benefits for investors

We help both startups & investors
navigate the ESIC tax offset

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Eligibility for ESIC

Qualifying for the ESIC is through a number of apparent and not-so-apparent tests which our team can help you navigate:



As well as many other requirements around shareholdings, affiliations & investment.

About the Fullstack ESIC ATO Private Ruling Service

Obtaining an ATO private ruling to verify your status can be timely and costly – that’s why we’ve introduced the service to make it more straightforward.

With our Fullstack ESIC Private Ruling service, you’ll get an eligibility questionnaire to quickly assess if you should proceed, and if so, we’ll facilitate the preparation and submission of an ATO private ruling by our tax specialists.

Having a private ruling from the ATO helps provide additional comfort for both potential investors and the company around the criteria has been successfully met.

Benefits of using Fullstack for your ESIC

Here’s why you might consider this service:

  1. All private rulings are compiled by Fullstack tax specialists with a high success rate of obtaining ESIC ATO private rulings.
  2. Fullstack tax specialists have knowledge and experience relating to the ESIC tax rules and the R&D Tax Incentive (which can dramatically boost your eligibility).
  3. We’ll assist with the process of obtaining a ruling and help you & investors understand what it means for potential investment.

Tax Accountants helping with ESIC & the ATO

Our startup accounting team are passionate about scaling ventures and are across the finer points of making every dollar count.

Lean on our startup specialist focus and our networks of talent & investors to help navigate through the hidden pitfalls of startup tax legislation.

Combining ESIC & capital raising expertise.

ESIC Private Rulings

We help prepare ATO private rulings to help provide investor more confidence around the incentive.

Tax Advisory

Get the professional tax advice you need to reduce surprises and improve access to the ESIC tax offset

Capital Raising Support

We tend to the admin & provide capital raising support behind many successful fundraises.

Optimise your ESIC tax offset outcomes.

Reach out to discuss eligibility & outcomes for your ESIC status today.


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